|Sherwin Nuland on hope - TED.com|
Surgeon and writer Sherwin Nuland meditates on the idea of hope -- the desire to become our better selves and make a better world. It's a thoughtful 12 minutes that will help you focus on the road ahead.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; culture; philanthropy; philosophy; writing; 2003
|Melinda French Gates: What nonprofits can learn from Coca-Cola - TED.com|
At TEDxChange, Melinda Gates makes a provocative case for nonprofits taking a cue from corporations such as Coca-Cola, whose plugged-in, global network of marketers and distributors ensures that every remote village wants -- and can get -- a Coke. Why shouldn't this work for condoms, sanitation, vaccinations too?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxChange; TED; Talks; business; development; global issues; philanthropy; 2010
|Adam Garone: Healthier men, one moustache at a time - TED.com|
Adam Garone has an impressive moustache, and it's for a good cause. A co-founder of Movember, Garone's initiative to raise awareness for men's health -- by having men grow out their moustaches every November -- began as a dare in a bar in 2003. Now, it's a worldwide movement that raised $126 million for prostate cancer research last year.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; men; philanthropy; TEDxToronto 2011; 2011
|Hector Ruiz on connecting the world - TED.com|
Hector Ruiz, the executive chair of AMD, wants to give Internet access to everyone. In this talk, he shares his extraordinary life story and describes AMD's 50x15 initiative that calls for connecting 50 percent of the world by 2015.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; education; global issues; philanthropy; technology; 2007
|Jeff Skoll makes movies that matter - TED.com|
Film producer Jeff Skoll (An Inconvenient Truth) talks about his film company, Participant Productions, and the people who've inspired him to do good.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; business; entertainment; film; global issues; philanthropy; social change; 2007
|Katherine Fulton: You are the future of philanthropy - TED.com|
In this uplifting talk, Katherine Fulton sketches the new future of philanthropy -- one where collaboration and innovation allow regular people to do big things, even when money is scarce. Giving five practical examples of crowd-driven philanthropy, she calls for a new generation of citizen leaders.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; activism; bottom-up; community; global issues; philanthropy; potential; 2007
|Sasa Vucinic invests in free press - TED.com|
A free press -- papers, magazines, radio, TV, blogs -- is the backbone of any true democracy (and a vital watchdog on business). Sasa Vucinic, a journalist from Belgrade, talks about his new fund, which supports media by selling "free press bonds."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; business; culture; global issues; investment; media; philanthropy; 2005
|Bill Strickland makes change with a slide show - TED.com|
Bill Strickland tells a quiet and astonishing tale of redemption through arts, music, and unlikely partnerships.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; MacArthur grant; activism; arts; children; culture; education; philanthropy; 2002
|Andrew Mwenda takes a new look at Africa - TED.com|
In this provocative talk, journalist Andrew Mwenda asks us to reframe the "African question" -- to look beyond the media's stories of poverty, civil war and helplessness and see the opportunities for creating wealth and happiness throughout the continent.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; business; development; global issues; investment; philanthropy; politics; technology; 2007
|Michael Norton: How to buy happiness - TED.com|
At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness -- when you don't spend it on yourself. Listen for surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; community; money; philanthropy; psychology; shopping; TEDxCambridge; 2011
|Jacqueline Novogratz on patient capitalism - TED.com|
Jacqueline Novogratz shares stories of how "patient capital" can bring sustainable jobs, goods, services -- and dignity -- to the world's poorest.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; business; development; global issues; investment; medicine; philanthropy; poverty; women; 2007
|George Ayittey on Cheetahs vs. Hippos - TED.com|
Ghanaian economist George Ayittey unleashes a torrent of controlled anger toward corrupt leaders in Africa -- and calls on the “Cheetah generation” to take back the continent.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; business; development; economics; entrepreneur; global issues; philanthropy; politics; 2007
|Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong - TED.com|
Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let's change the way we think about changing the world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; culture; global issues; philanthropy; TED2013; 2013
|David Kelley on human-centered design - TED.com|
IDEO’s David Kelley says that product design has become much less about the hardware and more about the user experience. He shows video of this new, broader approach, including footage from the Prada store in New York.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; arts; collaboration; creativity; culture; design; museums; philanthropy; shopping; water; 2002
|Bill Gates on mosquitos, malaria and education - TED.com|
Bill Gates hopes to solve some of the world's biggest problems using a new kind of philanthropy. In a passionate and, yes, funny 18 minutes, he asks us to consider two big questions and how we might answer them. (And see the Q and A on the TED Blog.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED2009; business; education; health; illness; philanthropy; science; technology; TED2009; 2009
|Chris Anderson on TED's nonprofit transition - TED.com|
Chris Anderson gave this talk in 2002, prior to taking over leadership of TED. Founder Richard Saul Wurman was leaving, and TED's future was in the balance. He seeks to persuade TEDsters that what was then a for-profit conference had a secure future as an idea-based nonprofit endeavor.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; business; community; culture; global issues; philanthropy; philosophy; technology; 2002
|Rick Warren on a life of purpose - TED.com|
Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life, reflects on his own crisis of purpose in the wake of his book's wild success. He explains his belief that God's intention is for each of us to use our talents and influence to do good.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Christianity; God; culture; happiness; leadership; philanthropy; religion; 2006
|Amy Lockwood: Selling condoms in the Congo - TED.com|
HIV is a serious problem in the DR Congo, and aid agencies have flooded the country with free and cheap condoms. But few people are using them. Why? "Reformed marketer" Amy Lockwood offers a surprising answer that upends a traditional model of philanthropy. (Some NSFW images.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; Africa; business; global issues; marketing; philanthropy; 2011
|Jose Abreu on kids transformed by music - TED.com|
Jose Antonio Abreu is the charismatic founder of a youth orchestra system that has transformed thousands of kids' lives in Venezuela. Here he shares his amazing story and unveils a TED Prize wish that could have a big impact in the US and beyond.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Prize; TED2009; arts; culture; education; entertainment; global issues; music; philanthropy; poverty; TED2009; 2009
|Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on aid versus trade - TED.com|
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former finance minister of Nigeria, sums up four days of intense discussion on aid versus trade on the closing day of TEDGlobal 2007, and shares a personal story explaining her own commitment to this cause.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; development; economics; entrepreneur; global issues; health care; investment; philanthropy; women; 2007
|Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child - TED.com|
Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Laboratory, describes how the One Laptop Per Child project will build and distribute the "$100 laptop."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; One Laptop Per Child; children; design; education; entrepreneur; global issues; philanthropy; social change; technology; 2006
|Bono: action for Africa - TED.com|
Musician and activist Bono accepts the 2005 TED Prize with a riveting talk, arguing that aid to Africa isn't just another celebrity cause; it's a global emergency.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; AIDS; Africa; activism; entertainment; global issues; leadership; philanthropy; politics; poverty; social change; TED2005; 2005
|Cameron Sinclair on open-source architecture - TED.com|
Accepting his 2006 TED Prize, Cameron Sinclair demonstrates how passionate designers and architects can respond to world housing crises. He unveils his TED Prize wish for a network to improve global living standards through collaborative design.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Prize; activism; architecture; collaboration; culture; design; disaster relief; global issues; invention; open-source; philanthropy; social change; TED2006; 2006
|Negroponte takes OLPC to Colombia - TED.com|
TED follows Nicholas Negroponte to Colombia as he delivers laptops inside territory once controlled by guerrillas. His partner? Colombia's Defense Department, who see One Laptop per Child as an investment in the region. (And you too can get involved.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; One Laptop Per Child; children; computers; design; education; global issues; philanthropy; politics; technology; TED in the Field; 2008
|Ashraf Ghani on rebuilding broken states - TED.com|
Ashraf Ghani's passionate and powerful 10-minute talk, emphasizing the necessity of both economic investment and design ingenuity to rebuild broken states, is followed by a conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson on the future of Afghanistan.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; bottom-up; business; corruption; culture; development; economics; entrepreneur; global issues; investment; military; philanthropy; poverty; state-building; third world; 2005
|Jacqueline Novogratz invests in Africa's own solutions - TED.com|
Jacqueline Novogratz applauds the world's heightened interest in Africa and poverty, but argues persuasively for a new approach.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; Africa; bottom-up; business; culture; development; entrepreneur; global issues; investment; microfinance; philanthropy; poverty; social change; women; 2005